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    Who says our president is just a "normal guy" who can only do normal things? He is truly extraordinary, and this picture proves it; showing that he can do what no other mortal can do.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...dnhg.html&e=16
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    If only those things were balanced...
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    That's unbelievable. I ride one regularly and can't imagine falling off it.

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    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    Who says our president is just a "normal guy" who can only do normal things? He is truly extraordinary, and this picture proves it; showing that he can do what no other mortal can do.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...dnhg.html&e=16
    shouldn't there have been secret service guys jumping on the ground to break his fall?
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    Wow, is he the most awesomest beta tester or what. Check out the segway, it is laying flat on the ground -- utterly defeated. I didn't even think that was possible.
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    Originally posted by potatoho
    Wow, is he the most awesomest beta tester or what. Check out the segway, it is laying flat on the ground -- utterly defeated. I didn't even think that was possible.
    See! I knew our president wasn't some average C student. His powers just weren't discovered yet! Actually, being serious for a second, this has to be terrible publicity for the Segway folks. I mean if GWB can't do it......
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    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    Actually, being serious for a second, this has to be terrible publicity for the Segway folks. I mean if GWB can't do it......
    I'm trying to figure out what happened myself. The thing is supposed to be untippable. Either a catastrophic failure of both systems (it has redundant everything; control circuits, motor coils etc), or I don't know what. Maybe it is just a poor design and it does an endo when the key is removed or something.

    I think nearly everyone on TV has wrecked on that thing. I remember the TV debut and the hostess crashed but they didn't show it until later.

    I was talking with an engineer friend who designed some of the circuits on the ibot wheelchair, and he said they used to ride the segway prototypes a few years ago. The originals had a motorcycle type throttle and went like 35Mph, still with the same form factor. It was later that they added the weeble-wobble a.k.a. faceplant throttle.
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    Originally posted by potatoho
    Wow, is he the most awesomest beta tester or what. Check out the segway, it is laying flat on the ground -- utterly defeated. I didn't even think that was possible.
    Maybe he forgot to turn it on
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    Maybe he forgot to turn it on
    Do you know the story of the guy who went to the hardware shop and wanted to buy a saw? He told the shop assistant that he had to cut down many trees, so the shop assistant sold him a nice big chainsaw.

    Two days later the guy comes back all exhausted and angry, yelling at the shop assistant, asking what kind of crap he had sold. He had only managed to cut one tree and it took all day.

    The shop assistant takes the chainsaw and starts the motor. The guy steps back, eyes wide open, saying: Wait a minute - what's that sound???
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    Originally posted by Felipe


    shouldn't there have been secret service guys jumping on the ground to break his fall?
    Maybe he wanted some privacy with the blonde in the miniskirt standing beside him in the first picture?
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    Originally posted by clulup

    Maybe he wanted some privacy with the blonde in the miniskirt standing beside him in the first picture?
    No, that was Clinton
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    Originally posted by clulup
    Maybe he wanted some privacy with the blonde in the miniskirt standing beside him in the first picture?
    From what I understand, whenever they let you ride one of those things it comes with a person running along side you.
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    Originally posted by clulup
    Maybe he wanted some privacy with the blonde in the miniskirt standing beside him in the first picture?
    The one that's probably one of his daughters? Yeah, that's it. What if everyone had cameras following them around all day so the folks ridiculing him could see what _they_ really look like at their most vulnerable moments.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    No, that was Clinton
    No, Clinton wouldn't look that good in a miniskirt...
    "Yeah, he can talk. It's gettin' him to shut up that's the trick!"
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    Originally posted by Toby
    What if everyone had cameras following them around all day so the folks ridiculing him could see what _they_ really look like at their most vulnerable moments.
    Maybe you should tell him that the new Treo will have a camera, and lots of other mobile phones too. After all, such devices should be made illegal, who knows what will come up if indeed everyone carries a camera around all the time. Oh yes, and mobile phones with voice recording and microphones too, given the ridiculing things they record at times. Clearly, we should not misunderestimate the influence such devices may have.
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    Originally posted by clulup
    Maybe you should tell him that the new Treo will have a camera, and lots of other mobile phones too. After all, such devices should be made illegal, who knows what will come up if indeed everyone carries a camera around all the time. Oh yes, and mobile phones with voice recording and microphones too, given the ridiculing things they record at times. Clearly, we should not misunderestimate the influence such devices may have.
    Clearly, I should not misunderestimate the influences people's prejudices will have over their understanding of a clear point.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    Originally posted by Toby
    The one that's probably one of his daughters? Yeah, that's it. What if everyone had cameras following them around all day so the folks ridiculing him could see what _they_ really look like at their most vulnerable moments.
    You've got to wonder if there are instances of similar pictures taken which the gov't "convinces" the photographer not to devulge it. Similarly, there have definitely been places/times over the last 100 years when such pictures of the national leaders, if released would bring death to the photographer.
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    Originally posted by Toby

    Clearly, I should not misunderestimate the influences people's prejudices will have over their understanding of a clear point.
    You are right, it must be my prejudices that prevent me from understanding :

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    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    You've got to wonder if there are instances of similar pictures taken which the gov't "convinces" the photographer not to devulge it. Similarly, there have definitely been places/times over the last 100 years when such pictures of the national leaders, if released would bring death to the photographer.
    Yes, but more to my point, I've also got to wonder how many similarly stupid things each of us does every day that go ignored since we don't have photographers hovering over us waiting for our every foible.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    Originally posted by clulup
    You are right, it must be my prejudices that prevent me from understanding [...]
    Yep...because I wasn't talking about Bushie's intelligence (or the way the media likes to portray it) in any way.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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